I've spend the last four months (or longer) trolling apartmenttherapy.com and ikea and urban outfitters, trying to plan out my new apartment before I have any idea what it looks like. This is probably the result of living in temporary housing for so long; decorating in my mind has had to be the poor substitute for actually getting my hands dirty.
I wanted to share my idea boards before I share what apartment looks like so that we can all compare the ideal with the reality.
I need a place to write/eat breakfast/work. I'm thinking of a long narrow table that can be pushed against a wall for a desk and pulled out and used as a table if we have company over.
For the living area, we'll need a fold-out couch that ideally doesn't look like a foldout couch. Also the chairs you see below are foldable, to be stacked against the wall if we have to fold out the couch. (In the interest of honesty, I'm including the adorable green file cabinets from ikea, even though I haven't seen them there lately and I'm afraid they might have phased them out!)
The bedroom, or "bed area"--since we probably won't get an actual bedroom--should have individual lights for each of us, especially me because I read myself to sleep. And also, theoretically, it will have some way of separating it from the rest of the living area, some kind of curtain or something?
So there's the ideal! Check back later to see how reality plays out!